A Google A Day. Math. Math. If you stacked $20 bills until you reached $1 million, would the stack be higher than the rim of a basketball hoop?. Hints. Things to think about as you get started. 1. How thick are $20 bills? Do you think all bills are the same thickness?
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If you stacked $20 bills until you reached $1 million, would the stack be higher than the rim of a basketball hoop?
Things to think about as you get started
How thick are $20 bills? Do you think all bills are the same thickness?
How high is a basketball hoop? Is there a standard height for basketball hoops?
Answer YesSearchUse Google Calculator to divide 1,000,000/20. Find answer is 50,000. Search [thickness of U.S. currency]. Find answer is .0043 inches. Multiply 50,000 x .0043. Find answer is 215 inches. Use Google Converter to convert 215 inches into 17.916 feet. Search [height of basketball rim]. Find answer is 10 feet. Conclude answer is yes.
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